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  • Werner Herzog's 'From One Second to the Next' is an Internet hit

    Werner Herzog's 'From One Second to the Next' is an Internet hit
    Director Werner Herzog's sobering new documentary short, "From One Second to the Next," is a hit on the Internet. The 35-minute film, a cautionary look at the dangers of texting while driving, has racked up nearly 1.75 million views on YouTube since...
  • Move to Detroit, land of opportunity

    Move to Detroit, land of opportunity
    When Detroit filed for bankruptcy last month, it wasn’t much of a surprise. With its boarded-up houses, abandoned schools, declining public services and shrinking population, it had become the country’s most depressing city. At least, that&...
  • Barbara Coe dies at 79; foe of services for those in U.S. illegally

    Barbara Coe dies at 79; foe of services for those in U.S. illegally
    For Barbara Coe, everything changed the day she accompanied an elderly friend to an Orange County social services center in 1991. "I walked into this monstrous room full of people, babies and little children all over the place, and I realized nobody was...
  • Prince William to leave the military, become full-time royal

    Prince William to leave the military, become full-time royal
    LONDON -- Prince William, second in line to the throne and father of the world’s most celebrated newborn, is giving up active duty in the British military for a life devoted to charity and public service, the royal family announced Thursday. The...
  • Caroline Kennedy 'humbled' by nomination to be ambassador to Japan

    Caroline Kennedy 'humbled' by nomination to be ambassador to Japan
    WASHINGTON -- Recalling the efforts of her father to improve relations with Japan after World War II and his desire to be the first president to make a state visit there, Caroline Kennedy said Thursday there was no country where she would rather serve...
  • Texting while driving penalties? Time to get MADD

    Texting while driving penalties? Time to get MADD
    I really want to hear this public service announcement scored with spooky music, and a Rod Serling voice-alike saying: “That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop -- the texting zone!” New York state is testing out a little more...
  • Cops who took car on joyride to Vegas blame 'momentary' lapse

    Three Glendale police officers, a department-issued car and a joyride to Las Vegas — that journey and its potential consequences hit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday. An attorney for Officer Patrick Hamblin and his former colleagues...
  • Payroll meltdown keeps costing California

    SACRAMENTO -- California officials are still cleaning up the mess after halting an expensive and troubled overhaul of the payroll system for public employees earlier this year. Roughly two dozen workers are responsible for sifting through the rubble...
  • Greek government orders teachers not to strike

    Greek government orders teachers not to strike
    ATHENS -- Greece’s ruling coalition threatened Monday to arrest public high school teachers if they walk off work later this week, a strike that would potentially disrupt university-entrance exams for thousands of students. But the government's...
  • Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister

    Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister
    LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate decades later, has...
  • Having a little less to chew on

     Having a little less to chew on
    I've got two reasons to watch my weight over the next several weeks. First, it's the holiday season, when the national sport is overeating. Second, I've got another knee replacement coming up soon, and the lighter I am going in, the easier the recovery...